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smokingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsməʊ.kɪŋ/ us   /ˈsmoʊ.kɪŋ/
A1 the action of smoking a cigarette, pipe, etc., or the activity of doing this regularly: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in this theatre. The nicotine patches are designed to help people give up/quit/stop smoking. Cigarette smoking kills thousands of people every year. No smoking, please. 20 years ago, a lot of restaurants didn't even have no-non-smoking areas.

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smokingnoun [U]

us   /ˈsmoʊ·kɪŋ/
the action or activity of smoking: Smoking is not permitted.
(Definition of smoking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smoking”
in Arabic تَدْخين…
in Korean 흡연…
in Portuguese fumar, fumo…
in Catalan fumar…
in Japanese 喫煙, タバコを吸うこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸烟,抽烟…
in Turkish sigara içme…
in Russian курение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸煙,抽煙…
in Italian il fumare…
in Polish palenie…
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